All stories featuring Paul Ryan

Provocative Trump ad gives wrong impression on immigrants

President Trump’s re-election campaign released a provocative video featuring an undocumented immigrant accused of killing two Northern California sheriff’s deputies. The spot accurately captures the outbursts of the accused killer, but also fuels the stereotype that undocumented immigrants are largely violent.

High Five for December 2017

The fact checks with the most page-views that month featured U.S. House members

Six Pants on Fire claims in 2017

From the left and right.

Our top 10 of 2017

Also: Claims we rated True in 2017 and claims we rated Pants on Fire.

On the eve of the votes, 4 fact checks on the GOP tax plan

Checking statements by Paul Ryan, Gwen Moore and a Democratic candidate for governor. 

Paul Ryan -- near retirement? -- on the Truth-O-Meter

Also, updated: The major Democratic candidates for governor.

High 5: Gun fact checks, in wake of Vegas shooting, get most page-views

Also many clicks for checks on GOP tax reform's treatment of middle class, "death tax."

Iran nuclear deal back in the news

Wisconsin politicians made claims about the deal and terrorism, Iran's nuclear program and Hillary Clinton.

How is a ‘mass shooting’ defined?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently claimed there's been one mass shooting per day in 2017. PolitiFact California found Pelosi picked a very broad definition of mass shooting but also found the debate about what exactly defines a mass shooting remains greatly unsettled. We did not rate the claim on our Truth-O-Meter. 

High Five: Corporate taxes, Aaron Rodgers' taxes and a government jet honeymoon

Our most-clicked items in September 2017.

In wake of Las Vegas mass shooting, reviewing fact checks on guns and gun control

Claims by Wisconsin politicians about assault weapons, semiautomatic rifles and more.

High Five: Most-clicked include fact checks on Foxconn, Paul Ryan and fatal police shooting

Here comes 2018: Early look at three leading Democrats seeking to unseat GOP. Gov. Scott Walker. 

Ten NRA and gun fact checks

Ahead of an NRA event coming to Milwaukee.

Paul Ryan holding a 'public' town hall on CNN?

It's been nearly two years since the House speaker held a public town hall in his district.

In Context: Ron Johnson on John McCain's brain cancer

The Wisconsin Republican seemed to link McCain's condition with McCain's decisive no vote on a 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare.

What will Republicans do about preexisting conditions?

Examining Mike Pence's pledge in Milwaukee that GOP's Obamacare replacement will provide care with 'no exceptions.'

Our May High Five: From Pants on Fire to True

Our most-clicked fact checks in May 2017 spanned the Truth-O-Meter.

What’s in the House health care bill?

We looked at the particulars in The American Health Care Act passed by the House May 4.

Ahead of Donald Trump's Wisconsin visit, his record as president on the meter

Most of the statements Donald Trump has made as president that have been checked by PolitiFact have received ratings toward the bottom of the Truth-O-Meter. 

High Five: Trumpcare vs Obamacare

Intense coverage of the Republicans' attempt to replace Obamacare led to clicks on fact checks we did on both plans.